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Nov. 30, 2016Houston Chronicle

City Council unanimously confirms new police and fire chiefs

City Council unanimously confirmed Art Acevedo and Samuel Peña as Houston’s new police and fire chiefs Wednesday, clearing the way for the mayoral appointees to take office.

Acevedo, Austin’s former police chief, is poised to take the helm of the city’s police department Thursday, while El Paso Fire Chief Samuel Peña is set to assume local duties in mid-December. Continue Reading »

Nov. 28, 2016Houston Public Media

City of Houston Unveils A New Environmentally-Friendly Building

The City of Houston is celebrating the LEED Gold certification for its new Traffic Operations building. According to figures released by the city, the facility is 23% more energy-efficient than the usual code-compliant building. Continue Reading »

Nov. 18, 2016Houston Public Media

It’s Now Easier To Get Across Busy Allen Parkway

Instead of the usual ribbon cutting, Allen Parkway had the first official street crossing.

The event marked the completion of some improvements. They’re designed to address complaints from walkers and cyclists trying to get to the Buffalo Bayou trail. Continue Reading »

Nov. 18, 2016Houston Chronicle

New police, fire chiefs named

Mayor Sylvester Turner on Thursday named Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo to be Houston’s first Latino chief of police, recognizing the rapidly shifting demographics of the nation’s fourth largest city and the strained relationship between the department and the citizens it serves. Continue Reading »